Ron English Guitar Lessons

Ron English Guitar Lessons



My teaching approach:

My teaching approach: equip the student with skills and materials for the kind of music he or she wants to play. I usually require students learn reading skills along with technical studies. My pro experience includes recording with DSO and Gladys Knight, & road work with The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, and the Supremes' Mary Wilson, as well Michigan based jazz artists and broadway show companies.

My influences are:

As a player: Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, B.B. King, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Steve Cropper, Pat Metheny, Grant Green. As a teacher: Mel Bay, Joe Fava, and my father, Norman English.

My guitar lessons take place in:

The teacher's studio

Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:

In Detroit, beginner classes at Marygrove College and WCCC; private lessons at Marygrove & my studio

Guitar Techniques:

Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises

Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:

In the first lesson, I ask what the student wants to accomplish, and I ask the student to play something he or she likes.

A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:

First we review and maybe tweak previously learned material, and then we build on that to learn somehing new - a new piece, a new area of the fingerboard, a new technique, or even a new way of approaching music.

The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:

The ideal guitar student is one who faithfully practices the assigned material, and goes beyond to find his or her own personal application.


Serves Detroit , MI


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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